Construction Project Management

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9781118745052: Construction Project Management

A thoroughly updated edition of the classic guide to project management of construction projects

For more than thirty years, Construction Project Management has been considered the preeminent guide to all aspects of the construction project management process, including the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling, and much more. Now in its Sixth Edition, it continues to provide a solid foundation of the principles and fundamentals of project management, with a particular emphasis on project planning, demonstrated through an example project, along with new pedagogical elements such as end-of-chapter problems and questions and a full suite of instructor's resources.

Also new to this edition is information on the Earned Value Analysis (EVA) system and introductory coverage of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Lean Construction in the context of project scheduling. Readers will also benefit from building construction examples, which illustrate each of the principles of project management. This information, combined with the case studies provided in the appendix, gives readers access to hands-on project management experience in the context of real-world project management problems.

  • Features two integrated example projects—one civil and one commercial—fully developed through the text
  • Includes end-of-chapter questions and problems
  • Details BIM in scheduling procedures, Lean Construction, and Earned Value Analysis, EVA
  • Provides teaching resources, including PowerPoint slides, interactive diagrams, and an Instructor's Manual with solutions for the end-of-chapter questions

Construction Management and Civil Engineering students and professionals alike will find everything they need, to understand and to master construction project management in this classic guide.

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From the Back Cover:

A FULLY REVISED EDITION OF THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO MANAGING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Now in its revised sixth edition Construction Project Management is considered the preeminent guide to all aspects of the construction project management process. This invaluable resource continues to provide a solid foundation of the principles and fundamentals of construction project management, with a particular emphasis on project planning, demonstrated through a detailed example project. The text also includes pedagogical elements such as questions and exercises at the end of each chapter, as well as a full suite of instructor's resources.

The content is enhanced by a new example project in the form of a commercial building that has been added as reference for various stages of construction. This new edition of Construction Project Management:

  • Features an expanded reference to Line-of-Balance scheduling that provides a valuable representation of repetitive topics
  • Includes an introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) and its associated contract basis founded on Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
  • Contains various references throughout the book that introduce the basics of Lean Construction
  • Provides valuable teaching resources, including a companion website that contains material that was appended at the end of the book

Completely revised and up-to-date, Construction Project Management, Sixth Edition is an accessible text for students and an indispensable on-the-job reference for builders, architects, civil engineers, and other construction professionals.

Companion Web site: www.wiley.com/go/cpm6e

About the Author:

S. KEOKI SEARS is a Project Manager and owner of Project Catalyst Corporation, based in Durango, Colorado.

GLENN A. SEARS is an active consultant in construction technology and management.

RICHARD H. CLOUGH was Dean of the College of Engineering, University of New Mexico.

JERALD L. ROUNDS is professor emeritus of Construction Management and Construction Engineering at the University of New Mexico.

ROBERT O. SEGNER, JR. is professor of Construction Science in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University.

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